numbness and tingling in arms, hand, legs, etc

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Applyn59, Jul 17, 2003.

  1. Applyn59

    Applyn59 New Member

    Hi,

    I have been having more episodes of numbness
    and tingling in my arms, hands, legs, and feet.

    It is difficult to know whether it is coming from
    FMS, back, neck or anxiety. I spent some time in
    the hot tub today and left early because these symptoms were driving me crazy. I had also
    been having heated discussion with my neighbor
    about health problems, etc. She is insisting
    that I can "Force" myself to sleep!!! How???
    She said that I should not be nervous or anxious
    and have not reason to be and that I am abnormal
    to get anxious over things such as new floaters
    in eye, new health problems, etc. Everyone
    she has met with FMS does very well after
    exercising alot, etc. I need ambien and zoloft, etc.
    I am on Ambien and zoloft thank you very much
    and they don't work.

    I came home and took a xanax and my tingling
    improved greatly. I guess it is anxiety.

    I had a good cry and told my mother about my
    eye appointment etc now that I know it's okay.
    She was very happy that I did not tell her prior
    to going and she felt badlly that I was going
    through this. She seems to be a tad bit
    better.

    The psych who was supposed to call me last
    night did not!

    Thanks for listening.
    Lynn
  2. zggygirl

    zggygirl New Member

    Hi Lynn,
    Last night I woke up and my entire right leg from hip to foot was numb-"fell asleep" type feeling. I get it a lot in my arms and hands when I lie down. And my feet ALWAYS feel like that except they hurt so much I rarely notice it anymore.
    Just add it to the list of FM symptoms...sigh..
    Hugs,
    Ziggy
  3. atrinigyal29

    atrinigyal29 New Member

    Symptoms that did not affect me as much as others tend to become more intense at times. Maybe that's what is happening with you. And as for your neighbor, don't let her get to you. She obviously does not know what she's talking about. It's really difficult for people to understand what we go through especially since most of us don't look like we are ill, and people don't see us when we are ill either. It's great that your mother seems supportive of you. Well, hang in there.
    Alicia
  4. Applyn59

    Applyn59 New Member

    I wasn't inany kind of position to cause this, as far as I know. It's so difficult to know if it's fms, anxiety, neck
    problems back problems, etc.

    Lynn
  5. Applyn59

    Applyn59 New Member

    Thanks!
    Yes, my mother is extremely supportive. We live
    together and she has been extremely anxious and I am trying to get her into a good psych. She has been
    through cancer, chemo, blood clot, radiation, two
    surgeries and lung damage in the past one and one
    half years. I have been bedridden for the past nine
    months except for the past month since I ventured
    out into my neighbor's hot tub. I have been to many
    drs in the past two weeks because I fell and have
    new problems and new things to worry about.
    I have been keeping them from my mother because
    she gets extremely anxious and worried over me and vice versa.

    My neighbor knows full well how sick I am but
    I guess she thinks I dwell when in fact I just
    have intense pain that CANNOT be ignored.
    I wish I could FORCE myself to sleep!!! LOL
    She has many medical problems as well.
    Thanks for the support.
    Lynn
  6. Applyn59

    Applyn59 New Member

    I see my chiropractor tomorrow and am going to
    ask him about it.

    Last week I saw him and he did a very gentle
    traction treatment with a towel. I am wondering
    if this is why I am having these sensations.
    I don't know if that would produce these symptoms
    though.

    If the xanax helped, I would think that would mean
    it was anxiety related. However, perhaps it can
    help with that anyway.

    Lynn
  7. LADYBUG2

    LADYBUG2 New Member

    My hands, then my arms were falling asleep , every time I layed down. And they were wakeing me up all nite long, and I was always rubbing them to try and "wake" them up.
    To make a very long story short, a friend with simular symptoms,, suggested Neurontin and I talked with my doctor and he put me on 300 mg 3 X a day ... so far,,I am not haveing that problem any more. I find the main thing ,,,is to not over do, and too much stress......but, I still find myself ,,on my good days trying to do "CATCH UP",,but then I am down for 2 days.....Klonipen, for sleep at nite is a very good choice. I use it for Restless Legs Syndrom,,,
    otherwise,I would get no sleep at all.

    I also have VERY SEVERE MIGRAINES, AND TAKE IMITREX, pain pills as needed, sometimes I have to go to the hospital for a shot of Demoral & Phenagram ((as when I can't stop throwing up, it makes my head feel like its going to explode.))

    A neighbor of mine told me that I was lacking Oxygen, and my headache would go away if I would take more deep breaths!!!!!!!!!! I can't repeat what I said to her !!!

    Try ,,,,,,,,,,to not let you neighbor get to you,,some people, just can not relate, to what we have. So come here to this board for support,,as we all understand....
    LADYBUG2
    [This Message was Edited on 07/17/2003]